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Buck Jordan

Baxter Byerly Jordan

Positions: First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 16, 1907 in Cooleemee, NC (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1927 (Age 20.242, 5,788th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1932 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Bees/Reds/Phillies/Senators/... 1927-1938

Last Game: October 2, 1938 (Age 31.259)
Died: March 18, 1993 in Salisbury, NC
Buried: Chestnut Hills Cemetery, Salisbury, NC
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 20, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1510. Eric McNair… #1511. Adam Lind… #1512. Troy O'Leary… #1513. BUCK JORDAN… #1514. Shea Hillenbrand… #1515. Jim Fogarty… #1516. Mel Hall… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1927 20 NYG NL 5 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 7 1 0 0
1929 22 NYG NL 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 261 2 0 0 /3
1931 24 WSH AL 9 19 18 3 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .222 .263 .333 .596 55 6 0 0 /3
1932 25 BSN NL 49 218 212 27 68 12 3 2 29 1 4 5 .321 .333 .434 .767 108 92 0 3 3
1933 26 BSN NL 152 643 588 77 168 29 9 4 46 4 34 22 .286 .327 .386 .713 110 227 14 2 19 *3
1934 27 BSN NL 124 535 489 68 152 26 9 2 58 3 35 19 .311 .358 .413 .771 113 202 10 1 10 *3
1935 28 BSN NL 130 491 470 62 131 24 5 5 35 3 19 17 .279 .307 .383 .690 91 180 10 0 2 3/5O9
1936 29 BSN NL 138 610 555 81 179 27 5 3 66 2 45 22 .323 .375 .405 .781 117 225 20 2 8 *3
1937 30 TOT NL 106 353 324 46 91 14 3 1 28 6 25 14 .281 .332 .352 .684 90 114 7 0 4 3
1937 30 BSN NL 8 8 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 42 2 1 0 0
1937 30 CIN NL 98 345 316 45 89 14 3 1 28 6 25 14 .282 .334 .354 .689 91 112 6 0 4 3
1938 31 TOT NL 96 339 317 31 95 18 1 0 18 1 19 4 .300 .339 .363 .702 93 115 7 0 3 53
1938 31 CIN NL 9 9 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .286 .444 .286 .730 106 2 0 0 0
1938 31 PHI NL 87 330 310 31 93 18 1 0 18 1 17 4 .300 .336 .365 .701 93 113 7 0 3 53
10 Yrs 811 3215 2980 396 890 153 35 17 281 20 0 182 109 .299 .340 .391 .731 104 1164 68 5 49
162 Game Avg. 162 642 595 79 178 31 7 3 56 4 36 22 .299 .340 .391 .731 104 233 1 10
BSN (6 yrs) 601 2505 2322 316 700 118 31 16 234 13 137 85 .301 .342 .400 .741 108 928 55 5 42
NYG (2 yrs) 7 7 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .429 .714 84 3 0 0
CIN (2 yrs) 107 354 323 45 91 14 3 1 28 6 27 14 .282 .337 .353 .690 92 114 6 0 4
WSH (1 yr) 9 19 18 3 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .222 .263 .333 .596 55 6 0 0
PHI (1 yr) 87 330 310 31 93 18 1 0 18 1 17 4 .300 .336 .365 .701 93 113 7 0 3
NL (9 yrs) 802 3196 2962 393 886 151 35 17 280 20 181 106 .299 .341 .391 .731 105 1158 68 5 49
AL (1 yr) 9 19 18 3 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .222 .263 .333 .596 55 6 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1927 20 NYG NL 5 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
1929 22 NYG NL 2 2 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 .520 .500 0.1 0.0 0 /3
1931 24 WSH AL 9 19 -1 0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .474 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /3
1932 25 BSN NL 49 218 3 0 0 -1 -2 -1 -0.1 7 6 0.6 .498 .500 0.7 -0.3 7 3
1933 26 BSN NL 152 643 8 -0 0 4 -7 5 0.5 20 25 2.6 .504 .504 2.2 -0.4 21 *3
1934 27 BSN NL 124 535 11 -0 0 1 -5 6 0.6 16 23 2.3 .505 .504 2.2 -0.4 22 *3
1935 28 BSN NL 130 491 -4 -0 0 -3 -4 -11 -1.1 15 4 0.5 .491 .493 0.7 -0.7 7 3/5O9
1936 29 BSN NL 138 610 16 0 0 5 -6 14 1.4 20 34 3.5 .511 .509 2.9 -0.2 29 *3
1937 30 BSN NL 8 8 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1937 30 CIN NL 98 345 -2 -0 0 -2 -4 -8 -0.9 11 3 0.3 .491 .495 0.5 -0.6 5 3
1938 31 CIN NL 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 -0.0 1
1938 31 PHI NL 87 330 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.3 11 9 0.8 .498 .499 0.9 -0.1 9 53
10 Seasons 811 3215 27 -1 0 3 -29 1 -0.3 101 101 10.5 .500 .501 10.0 -2.8 99
BSN (6 yrs) 601 2505 33 -0 0 6 -25 13 1.2 78 91 9.4 .502 .502 8.7 -2.0 85
NYG (2 yrs) 7 7 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
CIN (2 yrs) 107 354 -2 -0 0 -2 -4 -8 -0.9 12 4 0.3 .492 .495 0.6 -0.6 6
WSH (1 yr) 9 19 -1 0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .474 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1
PHI (1 yr) 87 330 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.3 11 9 0.8 .498 .499 0.9 -0.1 9

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1929 NYG NL 22 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 1.00 .990 10.50
1931 WSH AL 24 1B 7 4 2 46 45 0 1 3 .978 6.43 .991 10.03
1932 BSN NL 25 1B 49 49 49 550 514 31 5 48 .991 11.12 .990 10.19
1933 BSN NL 26 1B 150 150 146 1615 1513 88 14 117 .991 10.67 .990 10.42
1934 BSN NL 27 1B 117 117 114 1245 1165 66 14 85 .989 10.52 .991 10.02
1935 BSN NL 28 1B 95 95 94 939 857 66 16 59 .983 9.72 .989 9.93
1935 BSN NL 28 3B 8 10 10 27 13 13 1 1 .963 3.25 .941 2.86
1935 BSN NL 28 OF 2 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .972 2.40
1935 BSN NL 28 RF 2 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .968 2.15
1936 BSN NL 29 1B 136 135 132 1413 1307 96 10 137 .993 10.32 .990 10.15
1937 CIN NL 30 1B 76 74 73 723 669 46 8 55 .989 9.41 .989 10.31
1938 PHI NL 31 3B 58 55 50 149 42 103 4 13 .973 2.50 .945 3.03
1938 PHI NL 31 1B 17 15 14 146 134 12 0 11 1.000 8.59 .992 10.47
9 Seasons 1B 648 639 624 6678 6205 405 68 516 .990 10.20 .990 10.19
2 Seasons 3B 66 65 60 176 55 116 5 14 .972 2.59 .944 3.01
1 Season OF 2 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .972 2.40
1 Season RF 2 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .968 2.15
10 Seasons TOT 716 706 686 6860 6266 521 73 530 .989 9.48 .989 9.50
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Batting Average s c a p y
Career  .299 (226th)

Games Played s c a p y
1933 NL  152 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
1933 NL  588 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1933 NL  9 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1936 NL  144 (5th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1933 NL  19 (4th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1936 NL  20 (2nd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1933 NL  26.7 (7th)
1934 NL  25.7 (5th)
1935 NL  27.6 (7th)
1936 NL  25.2 (8th)
1937 NL  23.1 (6th)
Career  27.3 (35th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1933 NL  453 (5th)

Putoutss c a p y
1933 NL  1,513 (1st)
1936 NL  1,307 (4th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  150 (2nd)
1936 NL  136 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  1,513 (1st)
1936 NL  1,307 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  88 (3rd)
1936 NL  96 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  14 (4th)
1934 NL  14 (3rd)
1935 NL  16 (4th)
1936 NL  10 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  117 (2nd)
1936 NL  137 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  10.67 (3rd)
1934 NL  10.52 (2nd)
1935 NL  9.72 (5th)
1936 NL  10.32 (3rd)
Career  10.20 (58th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  .991 (4th)
1936 NL  .993 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1927 NL  born 1907-01-16 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2112), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1584), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1627), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (184th), 10.5 career WAR/10.6 7yr-peak WAR/10.6 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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